Surely it’s not enough to explore Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in one day. There’s so much to see and to do. Not to mention if you have to drive three and a half hours to get there; like we did. We arrived on Friday morning at 10.30 and left the next morning before 8 a.m. because my son had a birthday party to attend at 1 p.m. So, we tried to use our time to the max.
I was struck with the spacious reddish canyon in the horizon as we drove to our campsite. I thought in Texas I could only see a view like that in Palo Duro. Then we saw a herd of bison by the roadside and around the campsite. Wow! We’re not just roaming with the bison at Caprock Canyons State Park, but sleeping with them as well for the next 2 nights. Sweet!
Last weekend we went hiking at Cleburne State Park with our son’s Webelos den. They had to hike for 3 miles, one of the requirements for them to get their Webelos Walkabout Badge. The planned was to hike the Spillway Trail and continued to Limestone Ridge Trail.
When I went online to check out the points of interest and hiking trail at this park, it is said that Bull Canyon Trail – Short Loop is ideal for visitors with limited time to explore the park. Since we were spending a night there, I added another trail, Juniper Ridge Nature Trail, to our list. Somehow the description about this trail interests me more and I know my son and his friend would enjoy it, too.
Our family like to go camping & hiking, and in Texas, Spring Break is one of the best times to do it. Last year we went to Hill Country, and this year we went to the Panhandle. But that’s not it. This year our son’s buddy came along with us and he had never done hiking before. Interesting, huh?